I am New Zealand born and educated having graduated from the Auckland University School of Medicine in 1986. After completing postgraduate plastic surgical training in New Zealand, I was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1993.
A further three years of postgraduate plastic surgery training were spent in the United Kingdom and United States. This included one year in Atlanta, Georgia, at the prestigious Emory University Department of Plastic Surgery, where I studied under the guidance of two of America’s leading plastic surgeons.
Since returning to New Zealand in 1996, I have developed and run training courses on endoscopic techniques for plastic surgeons from Australasia and Southeast Asia. Until November 2004 I was also Clinical Tutor in the University of Auckland Department of Surgery; a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Middlemore and Kidz First hospitals; and a Visiting Plastic Surgeon to Auckland/North Shore hospitals and Starship Children’s Hospital.
My medical writings include chapter contributions to surgical textbooks, numerous articles on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery published in peer-reviewed journals, and I have been an invited guest lecturer at national and international surgical meetings and instructional courses.
I remain actively involved in the education of New Zealand’s young plastic surgical trainees and have participated in volunteer international surgical missions (Interplast) providing plastic surgery services to children in countries less privileged than our own.
I serve on the Editorial Board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the preeminent international scientific publication for aesthetic surgery.
I was privileged to serve as President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from 2006 to 2008. I was Chairman of the Membership Committee for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) from 2008 to 2012 and the New Zealand National Secretary for ISAPS from 2007 to 2014.
I am a member (and former National Secretary & Treasurer) of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. I was an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons from 1996 to 2009.
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